To truly understand China, you've got to get out and meet it on its own terms, which is exactly what this eight-day trip through the country's northern reaches delivers. Up here, you'll get to the big stuff (the Great Wall, Xi'an, Beijing) and lesser-known treasures that only the hardiest of travellers ever get to experience: Datong's Hanging Monastery, the amazing Yungang Buddha Caves, the nearly 3,000-year-old city of Pingyao, even a calligraphy class, to name just a few.
Prijs per persoon639 EUR
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De prijs hierboven is per persoon, maar gebaseerd op 2 volwassenen die samen reizen. Wat is inbegrepen?
Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
Day 2 - Xi'an/Pingyao
Discover Xi'an with some free time before boarding an evening fast train to the ancient city of Pingyao.
Day 3 - Pingyao
Try your hand at calligraphy with an included lesson. Enjoy free time to explore the old city of Pingyao with its cobbled streets and buildings dating back to the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Day 4 - Pingyao/Datong
Hop on a train to Datong after a free morning in Pingyao. Datong is famous for its temples, pagodas, and other Buddhist structures in the area. The Huayan Monastery and Nine-Dragon Screen are excellent examples of the treasures found in the middle of the city.
Day 5 - Datong/Beijing
Set eyes on the gorgeous Hanging Monastery and visit the Yungang Grottoes to see the thousands of Buddha statues. Later, board an overnight train to Beijing.
The Hanging Monastery (or Hanging Temple) is a wooden structure built into a cliff at the foot of a mountain more than 1,500 years ago. It includes Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian elements.
Further afield are the Yungang Grottoes; there are currently 53 grottoes with 51,000 statues of the Buddha remaining. Enjoy a guided visit to the grottoes to marvel at them in person. Beyond that is Mt Hengshan, one of the five sacred mountains of China.
Opt to check out Datong's six remaining pagodas, which gave the city the nickname "City of Pagodas".
Day 6 - Beijing
Arrive in bustling Beijing early and enjoy a visit to the famed Forbidden City.
Day 7 - Beijing
Enjoy an included visit to the Great Wall. Head out of town to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall and enjoy time to wander around, take photos, and pick up souvenirs.
Day 8 - Beijing
Depart at any time.
Wat is inbegrepen?
Hotels (6 nts), sleep train (1 nt).
Train, private vehicle.
Allow USD175-230 for meals not included.
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Please see the full itinerary for information on optional activities and estimated pricing. Unless otherwise stated, prices are per person and based on entrance fees only. Additional costs such as transport or guides may apply and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators.